Nissei Plastics Invests in San Antonio Production Facility

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December 16, 2016
Japanese Company Makes Strategic Move to Boost Global Production Network in U.S.
Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. announced the launch of a new fully-owned subsidiary called Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc., located in San Antonio, Texas. The new production facility represents $20 million capital investment at Brooks City Base and will manufacture injection molding machines as part of Nissei’s global production network. Construction on the 115,000 sq. ft. facility will begin in December 2016 and the company expects to be fully operational in February 2018.
“We are honored to have such an innovative international addition to San Antonio’s globally competitive advanced manufacturing landscape,” said San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor. “Nissei Plastics represents the most recent investment from a Japanese company, as San Antonio continues to build upon our strong economic relations with the country of Japan. We welcome Nissei Plastics to our San Antonio business community.”
The facility will initially be used for machining and assembly of medium to large-scale hybrid injection molding machines (mold clamping force 500 to 1,440 US tons), with the main components to be supplied by Nissei plants in Japan, China and Thailand. Local procurement from American suppliers will be gradually increased over time. The new plant will also include a Technical Center to provide technical support to customers, equipped with demonstration machines for mold and material, enabling various testing with customers prior to purchase.
“Nissei is proud to begin supplying the U.S. domestic market with machines manufactured locally in San Antonio to the highest quality and reliability standards, branded as ‘Made in USA’ and ‘Made by Nissei’,” said Hozumi Yoda, President of Nissei group. “This new location will support improved customer satisfaction with faster delivery and response times when modifications are required; enhanced customer service capacity with on-site inventory; and shorter lead times compared to orders shipped from Japan.”
Ideally situated to supply expanding demand in North America, the new facility represents a key part of Nissei’s plans for a global production and distribution network. The San Antonio plant will initially supply markets throughout the Americas, including South and Central America, the United States and Canada, and in the future may supply European markets as well.
“We welcome Nissei Plastics and applaud the advanced manufacturing jobs that they will bring to San Antonio,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. “This investment in San Antonio represents their first U.S. facility, a historical milestone for our community and for their global organization.”
The company cites San Antonio’s geographic location and Texas’ tax structure as main factors that led to the choice to locate in San Antonio. Also recognized by Nissei, San Antonio has attracted a number of auto makers and is in close proximity to automotive manufacturing clusters in the Midwest region. San Antonio also boasts ready access to Mexico, with its own rapidly growing auto industry.

“San Antonio continues to offer the unique benefits and a strategic geographic location that is attractive to global companies seeking to expand their reach in the Americas," said Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation’s president and CEO. "Add to that our skilled and trained workforce and San Antonio stands out as a prime location for advanced manufacturing operations.”
The San Antonio plant will be Nissei’s third production facility outside of Japan, joining the Taicang subsidiary in China, which opened in 2009, and the Rayong subsidiary, which opened in Thailand in 2012. With production facilities at four key locations, Nissei will boast a truly global supply chain, with access to markets all over the world and the ability to pursue procurement on a global scale.
About Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc.
Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc is Nissei’s 100% owned assembly factory in the United States. NISSEI has been specializing in the field of injection molding, digging deeper, and pushing the envelope in utilizing its technology for a wide variety of applications since its inauguration in 1947. With our motto of “Going Specific, Deeper, and Unlimited,” we have been making ongoing effort in researching and developing the injection molding machines as well as its molds, molding support systems, and mold processing technologies. For more information on Nissei, visit Nissei web site
About the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF)
The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation is a private, non-profit organization responsible for attracting new business and industry to San Antonio. The organization is responsible for the recruitment of over 450 companies that collectively employ more than 110,000 San Antonians. For more information on SAEDF, visit SAEDF, or follow us on Twitter @SanAntonioEDF.
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